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Saturday, August 31, 2013

REVIEW: The Companions by RA Salvatore

Title: The Companions
Author: RA Salvatore
Series: The Sundering #1
Publish Date: 8/6/13
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
ISBN: 9780786963713
Buy It links: Barnes and Noble | Amazon
Rating: 4 1/2 stars

Synopsis: This latest installment in New York Times best-selling author R.A. Salvatore's beloved fantasy saga, The Companions moves Salvatore's signature hero Drizzt into a new era of the Forgotten Realms. As Drizzt's fate hangs in the balance, he reflects on the lives of the trusted allies who stood by his side throughout his early life—the friends now known as the Companions of the Hall. Meanwhile, the first stirrings of the Sundering begin.

Review: I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Its been about 12 years since I've read any books by RA Salvatore, but I remember devouring the entire Drizzt series in the span of a few weeks. R.A. Salvatore is such an incredible world builder, and I've loved immersing myself in his books. His characters are unforgettable. Drizzt, Wulfgar, Cattie-Brie, Bruenor, Regis...they are all there.
The plot twist that the author had to come up with to bring these characters back years after their death seemed a little contrived to me, but its fantasy and more importantly, its Dungeons and Dragons fantasy, so anything goes.
The fans of The Companions of the Hall will love this book, but if you're looking for a lot of Drizzt, you won't find it in this book. The author devotes perhaps 8 pages in total to Drizzt in this book. That's not a bad thing however. After all, RA Salvatore is bringing back 4 people back from the dead, one book as the groundwork is fine. And a very fine groundwork it is!

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